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This is one of the LAST good dance competitions and we are sabotaging it
As the title says, So You Think You Can Dance is a rare show now a days. And I truely believe it has potential. Yes the costumes suck, yes Jason does not fit, yes, Paula will never be Mary Murphy and removing the Hot Tamale Train was a huge mistake. But the show still has the best talent out there, it still inspires a lot of aspiring dancers. Street vs Stage is a big change but I believe the fault was in the lack of explanation, even the dancers were confused about the format. But it is proving itself to be very intersting and refreshing. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that there are too much three person routines and it kind of makes it hard to focus on the dancers, they should cut it back to two after week 3. But besides that the choreographies are as beautiful and exciting as ever. Stop sabotaging and start looking on the positive side. Save the show, save the talent.moreless
Almost unwatchable now
I have been a huge fan of this show and have raved about it to friends and colleagues. I am not opposed to the new format--although I don't understand why it needs to be a competition between "stage" and "street". Why not just require "stage" dancers to attempt more street routines? But, beyond that, the COSTUMES ARE TERRIBLE and are set against busy backdrops that don't allow you to see the dancers' bodies. The hair and makeup are also bad in this regard. Every week I feel sorry for some of the dancers who have to wear costumes that either look cheap (how many black straps do we need to see each show?) or interfere with their lines. The camera work and editing are frenetic, cut the dancers off, cut into judges' reaction shots instead of letting us see the choreography. We never get a chance to see the fullness of any performance (or portion of it) because the director keeps making decisions for us, cutting too quickly from camera to camera. The new judges are also not adding to the show at all. When I watched the anniversary show, it was easy to see how much the guest judges added to the format. Each week there was a new perspective, anchored by people who really seemed able to talk about dance knowledgeably. Finally, there have been moments of meanness from the judges, especially during the auditions, that were unnecessary and that never happened in the past (or at least were not shown). In short, the show is so burdened by these problems that I don't think the new format has had an adequate chance. I don't know what's going on, but I try to watch every week because I think there is still a phenomenally talented group of dancers and choreographers. Unfortunately, all the rest of it is making it impossible to enjoy their wonderful work or to really get a look at what this format might have to offer.moreless
Love affair ended, dance thrill gone. Previous passion for SYTYCD abruptly ceased with this season's lack- lustre contribution to the arts. Gone are the props (think hotel luggage cart), absent are flowing ballgown and foxtrot. Replacement with mediocre routines and choreography turns my heart cold in despair. I yearn for absent beauty, talent, and skill of previous seasons! I can't watch this catastrophe, please return to your glory years!
I really went into the new format with an open mind, but have been extremely disappointed. The dancers are just not on the same level as before, Jason is honestly a horrible judge and doesnt know what he is talking about, and even the choreographers are second rate and the dances are boring and slow. I could not believe after watching Asaf dance the judges said "we like you cause you try hard". This isnt about who can try the hardest, this is about americas best dancer!! If people danced like this on the previous seasons, they wouldve never made it to the top 20. SYTYCD better change for next season because me (as a really big fan of the show) is ready to give up on it after this season.moreless
You Guys need to calm down
So much negativity? I've scene comment after comment about hating this new format. Is it really that bad? can people really not adapt to any change? There are many great things about this format. 1, since its randomized every week, it doesn't get stale. With normal couple, the problem is that some people make it further then they should, because they are carried by their partner. This way, you focus on the dancers one at a time. Sure, we dont get magical couples, but we still get magical moments.
Secondly, it leaves access to more creative routines. There are only so many storys you can do with just 2 people. with the groups thrown in all the time, it leaves great ideas for choreo. and about that, people are hating the choreography this year? its been pretty good so far, and its only been 3 weeks. You have to try new choreographers, you cant always use the same ones week after week.
Thirdly, People are talking shit about the street side, saying they are inferior and it shouldn't be on the show in the first place? What? im sorry, i though this show was to test people's versatility, not weather you can do amazing contemporary routines. and thats what this show was starting to do. last season there were like 2 to 3 contemporary dances a week. Wheres did all the ball room go? where did all the hip hop go? This format allows to have a more versatile show. i dont care if you know watch it for the contemporary dances, dont be selfish. this show is for EVERYONE.
Now of course there are some fault of this season, but not nearly as much as so many of you want to claim. Like the judges. i agree, paula and jason are kinda boring, especially jason. But weather we like it or not, people need to move on, im sure mary will be fine. Sure i wish she would come back, i love her, but things dont last forever. I just think people are being picky, and just hate change. cause this show is so interesting right now. Grow up people, embrace the change.moreless
If it ain't broke
I'm so disillusioned!
It's like they cut the budget in half, everything
is cheap, choreographers, dancers are second rate,
even Cat seems depressed. This show used
to move me (embarrassingly, surprisingly) to tears, now
I'm fast forwarding through the heartless crap.
MARY MARY MARY
why is Jason a judge? I don't get it!
Horrible judges! Why Jason Derulo wtf?! At least bring back Mia Michaels, Debbie Allen! Anyone with some real judging skills! Paula is just a headache to me, never cared for her stiff akward personality. She speaks like her mind is flipping through channels, like she's temporarily tuning into herself. I miss Mary so much omg:( choreo sucks for the most part, not a fan this season.
What happened to SYTYCD?
I have been a super fan of this show since its first season. Always so excited when a new season began. I went into this season with an open mind, but have been so disappointed. First, there is no chemistry with the judges. I miss Mary terribly. Paula and Jason are simply not cutting it. Bring back the guest judges. It was always so much fun to listen to their critiques. Now I simply fast-forward. Not liking the Stage vs. Street format. Most of all, not thrilled with the 3-person numbers. It's not working. I also think the choreography is not at the same level. No memorable numbers to date. All in all, just one big disappointment. It's almost like they are trying to get cancelled. Used to be the best talent contest on TV. Please go back to the old format, and bring back some life to the show - bring back MARY!!!moreless
The Hot Tamale Train Sparkle is GONE
This season sucks. The format is not working, there were no guest judges in the judging rounds, and they fired Mary Murphy. There is no fun, no rapport with the judges. The life has been wrung out of this show that I had always enjoyed and anticipated watching. And why did they choose Asaf over Burim? Nothing makes sense. If they don't bring Mary show is a goner.
I miss the old SYTYCD!
Ok, so when people began complaining about the new format of SYTYCD, I took notice, but because I love the show so much, I wanted to believe it would be alright. I eagerly awaited the new season this May - my favorite show to watch during the summer months while I'm off as a teacher! I wasn't quite sure what to make of the Stage vs. Street format, but during the tryouts I watched while trying to find a dancer that stood out. Now that the competition part has been going on for several weeks, I have finally admitted to myself and to other avid fans, who agree by the way, that this just isn't working! The choreography is not good, the untrained dancers are not exciting to watch, except for maybe one or two, and the trained dancers are fair to good. I hope it's just the choreography in their case - they are not being given much to work with. The judging panel is not fun either!!! There is no wit or creativity to their comments and nothing constructive is handed to the dancers except from Nigel. I miss lyrical with two people on stage so much and I miss Mary Murphy!! Last night after watching Monday's show again with some neighbors and having a long discussion about all the disappointments this season, I went to bed with my iPad and watched multiple dances from seasons past. I ended up watching for two 1/2 hours and LOVING every second. There is NO COMPARISION to what used to be on the . There used to be banter, affection, conversation, humor, technique, beautiful dancing, hard work, great judging, creative criticism, improvement, the list goes on. As a trained dancer, albeit many years ago, I miss the inspiration, emotion, and beauty that used to be on SYTYCD. There are too many other things I can be doing with my time for the remainder of the summer other than watching and hoping to see these elements on a failing show. So sad....moreless